The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 59 58 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.33% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.69% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £35.75
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
578 577 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.22% 95.53% 91.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 406 234
Average daily rate £350 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 28
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Engineer across the South Wales region.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer across the South Wales region.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Cyber Security
2 3 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) PhD
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) SCADA
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Anomaly Detection
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Cyber Security
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Anomaly Detection
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) PhD
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee
1 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat